Biodesign Challenge Seminar

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Biodesign Challenge Seminar

Spring 2020

Taught By: Jane Pirone and Jenifer Wightman

Section: A

CRN: 5883

Credits: 1

This seminar series runs for 6 weeks and presents cutting edge research and practice related to Biology and Society. The series expands the learning of the BioDesign Challenge Studio (PSDS 5720). Guest speakers will range from lab-bench research scientists designing new molecules to landscape biologists studying the biologically modified global systems. Other speakers may be science-writers, science-fiction writers, poets, science-based artists, citizen scientists, or bio-designers. All speakers will cover conceptually diverse areas associated with biological innovation or the ethics of deploying biological invention/intervention. Students who take this course will experience a range of scientific operations to become better informed designers affording insight when working with the scientific community. While open to the University community, students registered for the Seminar will complete preparatory readings before the Seminar sessions and will be asked to develop questions, written reflections, and materials that synthesize what’s explored by the speakers. No prior experience in biodesign is necessary, but, taking PSDS 5720 Biodesign Challenge Studio (CRN 7474) and PSDS 5722 Biodesign Challenge Lab (CRN 7476) along with the seminar is recommended.

Open to: All University graduate and upper-level undergraduate students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 30

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:10am 8/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 7:00pm - 8:45pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/11/2020